Also in the September Analog, columnist Jeffery D. Kooistra weighs in on the issues raised by Michael Flynn's story "Quaestiones Super Caelo et Mundo" and its accompanying essay on medieval science (recently discussed here). By way of a spiritual and scientific autobiography, Kooistra emphasizes more explicitly the non-opposition of scientific practice and religious belief. He closes the article with a great quote from John Calvin's commentary on Genesis 1:16:
I have said, that Moses does not here subtilely descant, as a philosopher, on the secrets of nature, as may be seen in these words... Moses makes two great luminaries; but astronomers prove, by conclusive reasons, that the star of Saturn, which, on account of its great distance, appears the least of all, is greater than the moon. Here lies the difference: Moses wrote in the popular style things which, without instruction, all ordinary persons, endued with common sense, are able to understand; but astronomers investigate with great labor whatever the sagacity of the human mind can comprehend. Nevertheless, this study is not to be reprobated, nor this science to be condemned, because some frantic persons are wont boldly to reject whatever is unknown to them. For astronomy is not only pleasant, but also very useful to be known: it cannot be denied that this art unfolds the admirable wisdom of God.
Update: Read this quote in context here.